Archive for September 29th, 2012

SPAGHETTI SAUCE

We have tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers for sale! Call to order– 431-1219

SPAGHETTI SAUCE
Jane Frye (courtesy of Vicky Overcast & Judie Brewster)

10 lbs tomatoes
6 onions
4 cloves garlic
2T olive oil
1/2 c. Parsley
2T oregano
2T basil
2 bay leaves
Pinch of thyme
1/4 c salt
1T pepper
6 green peppers
1c. Sugar

1/2 hour before its ready add 3 (6oz) cans of tomato paste
Cook for 3 hours then hot pack for 25 minutes

MARINATED EGGPLANT

Have Eggplant laying around? Here’s a preparation that can be stored in the fridge with multiple uses–

MARINATED EGGPLANT
Diana Henson

INGREDIENTS:
• 2 large eggplants
• 1/3 cup salt
• 2 tsp. white vinegar
• 3 1/2 cups olive oil
• 1/4 cup chopped garlic
• 2 tbsp. dried oregano
optional vegetables to include: bell peppers, onions, mushrooms

Tools needed: peeler, colander, bowl

INSTRUCTIONS:
Remove the eggplant skins with the vegetable peeler.
Slice the eggplant in pieces that are about 1/4 to 1/3 of an inch thick. You will be left with eggplant rounds. Then slice the eggplant rounds into several pieces so you are left with thick “shoe string shapes.”
Put eggplant strips in a bowl with salt. Toss it well and make sure it is well coated.
Place the eggplant in the colander. Then take a similar sized bowl, and place this bowl on top of the eggplant in the colander and let it rest for about an hour. This will help remove the bitterness from the eggplant.
Rinse the salt off vigorously with cold water and squeeze it dry with a paper towel.
Set the eggplant in a bowl with the vinegar. Allow the eggplant to sit in the vinegar for 20 minutes.
Remove the vinegar from the eggplant by draining it, and again squeezing it dry.
Combine all other ingredients in a bowl and add eggplant. Toss the eggplant so that it is well coated in herbs and olive oil. From this point you can seal your marinated eggplant in an airtight jar, or move to the grill on foil for smoking.

Tips & Warnings
• If you marinate your eggplant and plan on grilling it with other vegetables, do not cut it into shoe string shapes. Leaving it as a regular “round” shape will work better for a grilling recipe.

FBI MoneyPak Ransomeware Virus

Today my computer ‘locked up’ and the message on the screen told me, in legalese, that I had violated one of three major laws. The fine was $200, paid to MoneyPak, and if not paid within 72 hours I would be prosecuted. IT IS A SCAM. I don’t know where it came from, I don’t know when it came, or how long the malicious virus was at work…but I know (or assume) that it is now gone.

As I sat in front of the screen puzzling what to do, The Farmer said, “Call the Sheriff’s Department.” Sounded logical and so I did. The man in the Sheriff’s Office knew right away what I was talking about–he had the same thing happen on his computer last week. He said he called the FBI (I’m sure he had an inside number) and they said they would never operate that way. (What a RELIEF!) I followed his directions and found a website with a solution: what worked for me was to visit http://www.malwarebytes.com, down-load the free program, run it–result: clean machine. It detected and eliminated 6 infections.

I wanted to pass this information on–We are all connected!

The Farmer’s Wife